The Browns have announced that they will sign former Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP, Joe Flacco, to their practice squad on Monday. Flacco, who is 38 years old, had been eager to play this year and had not received any significant interest until last week.
According to a league source, the Browns were very impressed with his workout session on Friday, leading them to offer him a job. Flacco previously played for the Ravens, Broncos, Jets, and Eagles. His return to the AFC North could potentially have an impact on the division.
The Browns are currently relying on Dorian Thomson-Robinson as the starter and P.J. Walker as the backup. The announcement last Wednesday that starter Deshaun Watson is out for the rest of the year with knee and shoulder injuries prompted the team to look for additional options. With Flacco’s addition to their practice squad, they hope to strengthen their depth at quarterback position.